What if there were more Irish pubs in the U.S.?

A friend of mine has been living in Ireland the past two years. He and his wife initially thought they would leave Southern California for a year in Ireland to spend time with their grandchildren. Then, the pandemic hit, and they decided to extend their stay and embrace living in Ireland a bit longer than […]

Yentzen discusses Ukraine, Russia and the Impact on Latin American Producers

Ecuador reassures UK of continued fruit supply, with ports running at 100%

For many years Gustavo Yentzen has organized a Latin American themed panel discussion at The Global Trade Symposium of The New York Produce Show and Conference and one of the things that has become clear is that so many things have secondary effects that impact producing countries. With war raging in the Ukraine and global sanctions against Russia, the […]

Veg Power adds Hazera Seeds UK to growing membership programme

European fresh fruit and veg sector facing tumultuous period, says Freshfel

Not-for-profit Veg Power, which aims to increase vegetable consumption throughout the UK especially for children, has added Hazera Seeds UK to its growing membership programme. The connection with the subsidiary of Hazera, the global leader of the vegetable seed industry, further increases the footprint of Veg Power, which is relishing the philanthropy of its partners […]

Health, Sustainability and The Younger Diners Of Today’s Restaurants: How The Produce Industry Can Ride the Wave

Interest in health and sustainability — and plant-centered foods — will drive consumer behavior post-pandemic. Consumers aren’t the same people they were pre-pandemic. Foodservice consultant and thought leader Maeve Webster, president of Menu Matters, a consulting firm for foodservice manufacturers and operators, offered insight into how the pandemic fundamentally changed consumer perspectives and behaviors, and that impact […]

Sakata signs on to support Veg Power’s healthy campaign initiatives

UK non-for-profit Veg Power, the organization behind the Eat Them to Defeat Them Campaign to get families and children to consume more vegetables, announced it has entered into a unique partnership with Japan-based seed company Sakata. Sakata’s global influence as a leader in the supply of broccoli, cabbage, squash, melons and lisianthus gives Veg Power […]

Fruit Logistica set to welcome exhibitors back live in February

Some of the biggest names in fresh produce will be headlining the list of exhibitors at Fruit Logistica, which will be held live in Berlin from Feb. 9-11, 2022. Dole, Fyffes, SanLucar and Zespri will be among the representatives showing off their latest innovations and fruit and vegetable products as the show becomes the latest […]